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Resources tagged: Physical activity

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Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mr Fenton shared his knowledge on how to create more active places and people in your community – leading to more liveable, sustainable, and productive cities and towns.

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Bull, from the Centre for Built Environment and Health - School of Population Health, presented on the global physical activity agenda and how this can help inform local direction to your community.

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

The UK's primary health care approach to using the natural environment to get more people active. Presented by Dr William Bird, renowned UK GP and public health professional, and Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA.

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

On Thursday 15 September, at an event hosted by the Physical Activity Taskforce, Dr William Bird presented his ideas around the role of primary health care to encourage behaviour change and increase physical activity participation in the natural environment.

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

The following international physical activity advocacy resource was developed by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), IASO and HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth). The resource makes a strong case for promoting physical activity as a priority for policy, school curricula, and community activity.

National Physical Activity Plan (US)

National Physical Activity Plan (US)

The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organisations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.

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Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

With dramatically rising rates of overweight and obesity, “healthy living” needs to become a way of life for more Canadians. Making healthy food choices, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to good health, and key areas of focus for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Sport England

Sport England

Sport England is the government agency responsible for building the foundations of sporting success, by creating a world-leading community sport environment of clubs, coaches, facilities and volunteers.

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

Alberta Centre for Active Living

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is an advocate of physical activity and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organisations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity. The website also links to a wide range of resources from other organisations on many aspects of physical activity, including workplace, children and youth, older adults and preventing chronic diseases

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SPARC: Sport and Recreation New Zealand

SPARC: Sport and Recreation New Zealand

SPARC is dedicated to getting New Zealanders enjoying and excelling through sport and recreation. SPARC focuses on providing opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in recreation every day and getting more New Zealanders winning on the world stage. SPARC's priority areas are Young New Zealanders (0-18 years), Grassroots Sport, Recreation, Partner Capability and High Performance.

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Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.

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World Health Organization

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Increasing levels of physical inactivity are seen worldwide, in high-income countries as well as low- and middle-income countries. The WHO provides recommendations for the optimal amounts of activity, but doing some physical activity is better than doing none. All sectors and all levels within governments, international partners, civil society, non-governmental organizations and the private sector have vital roles to play in shaping healthy environments and contributing to the promotion of physical activity.

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Global Advocacy for Physical Activity

Global Advocacy for Physical Activity

The Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), the newly created Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) has established a small initial Steering Committee to coordinate GAPA's work.

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Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

The World Health Organization developed the "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" with the overall aim of providing national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

Active Transportation Walkability and Cyclability Checklist

The checklist provides a mechanism to assess the walkability and bikeability of a local area.

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Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Developed by the World Health Organization, this booklet concisely overviews the best available evidence on physical activity in the urban environment and makes suggestions for policy and practice based on that evidence.

Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Published by the Global Advocacy for Physical Activity, Investments that Work for Physical Activity is complementary to the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity. The document can be used to support your work in raising the priority of physical activity and the benefits of investment and increased action.

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.

Inequalities in Young People's Health

Inequalities in Young People's Health

This report provides data on the health, wellbeing and behaviour of young people in 41 different countries. The data is collected from youth aged between 11 and 15 years old. The report also examines social circumstances affecting young people’s health and behaviour.

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HBSC Scotland National Report

HBSC Scotland National Report

This report provides data on the health, wellbeing and behaviour of young people in Scotland aged between 11 and 15 years old. The report also examines social circumstances affecting young people’s health and behaviour.

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